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known black people in america to come to such a place of determination about how to face the conditions under which they were living. segregation. no right to vote. bad employment. lower or second class schooling. all of the above. and in dr. king's voice, i not only heard the passion but i also heard some clarity that the mission would not be short-term. that he was going for the long haul and not since the days of dr. dubois that i heard anybody speak with such affirmation and conviction. about our plight. tavis: what did you make of him on a personal level? obviously you have shared with us that you were taken by his presentation and by his commitment to the cause but what did you make of him on your first meeting on a personal level? >> first of all, i knew that he was 26 and i'm looking into the face of this 26-year-old, it was very difficult for me to fathom that he understood and knew so much. his maturity was well beyond his years and his academic information was well beyond the amount of schooling that he had had although he was already the possessor of a ph.d. he had done not
america's future. and additional funding is provided by the following supporters -- >>> good evening, i'm martin savidge, thank you for joining us. it was an attack so damaging that one former intelligence official described it as the cia's pearl harbor. we're talking about the suicide bombing yesterday that killed eight americans, some of them cia employees. today a spokesman for the taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. saying a bomber entered the base last night and blew himself up. it was the worst loss for the cia since the war there began more than eight years ago. yesterday's attack took place at a remote outpost known as chapman in the province of khost, along the border with pakistan. this evening the associated press is reporting that the suicide bomber was invited on to the base by americans. according to a former senior intelligence official, the man was being courted as an informants and it was the first time he had been brought inside the camp. he was reportedly not searched. much of the cia's efforts in that region including drone attacks had been focused on the
america, our economy, our healthcare system, our partisan political ways. it has been a year since barack obama took the oath of office. sometimes his decisions as president have contradicted his promises as candidate. he even appears to be continuing some policies he once called mistakes. in many areas he has more than good made on his promise to change. fund amount fally change our country. obama for some he is exactly the president he said he would be, for others he is not. for voters it depends on what they thought they heard. tonight a unique hour. his campaign in a way that hasn't been told before in his own words. ee begin with one of the biggest promises he made to repair our image around the world. has president obama restored the united states prestige or damaged it with apologies? listen. (cheers) >> i will restore our moral standing so america is once again that last best hope for all who are called to the cause of freedom. >> president obama em barks on the first european swing focused on the languishing glowing economy. >> if you look at the source of this crisis the united
>>> making news in america ts morning. >> war on terror. the threat intensifies in yemen, and starting today, extensive new security measures at foreign airports. >>> deep freeze, an unusually cold start to january, blanketing football fields and chilling florida's grove. >>> and the world's tallest tower opens today, monday, january 4th, 2010. >>> and good morning, thanks for joining us for the first time in 2010. i'm jeremy hubbard. >> and i'm linsey davis in nor vinita nair. right now, president obama is on his way back to washington for a full agenda to begin his post-holiday week. >> topping it is terrorism, and we have several reports this morning, sonia gallego in london, but viviana hurtado with new security rules. >> designed to focus on those who pose the largest threat. >> reporter: at another sign at the nation's airports, travelers were delayed sunday evening for at least two hours at the airport after a man walked the wrong way in a security exit. >> the public just has no confidence anymore in the ability of government to provide a safe environment which av
'll want to learn all about it. many say it encapsulated many of the problems that america faces in the world at large. the best military report and military expert in the country tom ricks joins me to tell you about it. >>> while most of the focus of the nation and this show is on the hot spots around the world, what about the rest of the world? we'll talk to the famous scholar, kishore mahbubahni of singapore to get a different perspective on the world. let's get started. >>> all day long on cable, news talk shows we hear about how president obama is doing. on fox some say he's a socialist who's trying to indoctrinate our children, even as he mortgages their future. on msnbc he is the lonely hero fighting to give help to the sick, employ the jobless and end racism in our time. here on cnn, well, i'm on cnn, so today i want to see if we can get some kind of a clear-eyed look at what kind of a president he really is and what kind of a world he faces. so i gathered a panel of talented historians and writers. people who know greatness and the lack thereof when they see it to help m
say it encapsulated many of the problems that america faces in the war at large. the best military report, military expert in the country, tom bricks, joins me to tell you about it. while much of the focus of the nation and the show is on the hotspots around the world, what about the rest of the world? we will talk with the famous international writer and scholar of singapore to get a very different perspective on the world. let's get started. >>> all day long on cable, news talk shows, we hear about how president obama's doing. on fox, some say he's a socialist trying tune doctrine eight our children even as he mortgages their future. on msnbc, the lonely hero fighting to give help to the sick and employ the jobless and end racism in our time. and here on cnn, i'm on cnn, i wanted to see if we could get a clear look at what kind of a president he really is. what kind of a world he faces. i gathered panel of talented historians and writers. people who know greatness and the lack thereof when they see it help me accomplish this mission. walter isaacson has written terrific biographi
-- we begin this week, i should say, with america's middle class. as you likely know, ground zero for the failing policies of recent american politics. we're, of course, talking about the millions struggling to make ends meet, while paying the price for so many of america's outdated systems. whether that's two wars with no clear exit strategy. you know the narrative. funding a financial structure that takes money from the middle class as opposed to lending it to them. or broken health care system. not to mention a massive, inefficient, opaque government that continues to run record deficits and be dominated by special interests in a culture of cultural expediency. those middle-class families are the ones seeing layoffs at the astounding pace we have reported over and over again on this show and so many other places. they're also the people who are either losing their homes or they're stuck in those homes because the value of their mortgage is so much more than the actual value of the property at this point. compare a family of four in 2007 and compare that same family in 1971. whe
[captioning made possible by fox news channel] glenello >>> hello, america. welcome to the t program. p probably the number one question that is asked of me ot at least top five is who o vote would you vote for for president of the united statesa i have always answered this f question for public co consumpn one way.ng for i don't know. i don't see the person. i'm looking for george, washington, to appear.us george, washington, you just o. saw him in the open. he was a man of integrity.as he was a brilliant individual.e and the reason why he was the indispensable man is because everybody could trust him. whoi would vote for in a heartbeat for president of the united states. you may not know the name john huntsman, but if you have ever used a plastic plate or a bowl or a dish or styrofoam takeout. do you remember the original big mac container? you have this man to thank. john is not only amazing for being a self-made billionaire or even for all the great inventions his company has produced but the reason why i would vote for him, and he's not running, by the way, the reason i
america's sake. this includes making sure these communities and people in them are coordinated effectively and held accountable at every level. meanwhile, the investigation into the christmas day incident continues, and we are learning more about the suspect. we know that he traveled to yemen, a cup project a country dealing with deadly insurgencies. -- a country dealing with deadly insurgencies. he was directed to attack that plane headed for america. this is not the first time this group has targeted us. they have bomb humani government facilities and our embassy in 2008, killing one american. i have made it a priority to strengthen our partnership with the yemeni government. even before christmas day, we have seen the results. plots have been disrupted and leaders eliminated. all those involved in the attempted act must know, you, too, will be held to account. it has been nearly a year since i stood on the steps of the u.s. capitol and took the oath of office as your president. with that 0 came the solemn responsibility i carry with me every moment of every day, the responsibility to pr
on one and kept off a plane. where america stands on a growing shortage of water. we use more than any other country on earth, but our supply is drying up. and it's 10:00 p.m.-- do you know kwr where jay leno is? >> what does nbc stand for? "never believe your contract." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. he's been at the center of the news since christmas day and today the man who allegedly tried to blow an american jetliner out of the sky was front and center in a federal courtroom in detroit. quietly listening to the charges against him. six counts in all, including the attempted murder of 289 people with a weapons of mass destruction. charges that could land him in prison for life. asked if he understood the charges, umar farouk abdulmutallab answered simply "yes." national correspondent dean reynolds was in the courtroom for the arraignment. dean, what were your impressions of him? >> reporter: well, katie, the proceedings lasted only four minutes and they sh
>>> making news in america this morning. >> epic upset. a republican comes from nowhere to win in liberal massachusetts. a stunning rebuke for the president after just one year in office. >> danger zone. how the gunman suspected in eight shooting deaths in virginia tried to fight back during a manhunt. >>> haiti's overwhelming struggling, feed the hungry and feed the survivors after the earthquake. >> it's january 20th, 2010. >>> good morning and thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. >> i'm eric horng. jeremy hubbard is on assignment. >>> we begin with shock waves traveling from massachusetts to washington and beyond. >> a republican captured ted kennedy's seat. a stunning defeat for the democrats and viviana hurtado is joining us from washington. >> reporter:ood morning. the president called scott brown to congratulate him but with health care reform legislation hanging in the balance this republican win was a very bitter pill for mr. obama and democrats to swallow. it's being called one of the biggest politil upsets in history, republican scott brown defeated democrat ma
the most again shl year for iraq since america invaded the country. there is pivotal elections were set to start them on a new course. some 65,000 soldiers are planning to withdraw. that is more than half the number of the boots on the ground right now. and move on to other america's controversial affair, that in afghanistan. it would be 60 days after elections are held that the first troops would exit the country. but now the plan seems to be looser. it depends on what happens inside this chamber. parliament will be expanded in the elections. there are those that don't like they will retaliate with all too familiar reaction. violence left thousands of citizens dead in 2009. u.s. forces are prepared for more post election but the question remains whether the iraqis trained are ready to do the job on their own, especially when america is so set to o taking troops out next year. president obama is determined to 2000 but equally rest luit, progress is a sign of democracy. 2010 will very much a year of wait and see. >> kelly: thanks for that report. next hour we will focus on the future sta
to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the presiding officer: the clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington, d.c, january 21, 2010. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable kirsten gillibrand, a senator from the state of new york, to perform te duties of the chair. signed: robert c. byrd, presidet pro tempore. mr. mcconnell: madam president? the presiding officer: the republican leader. mr. mcconnell: i want to thank the majority leader for giving me the chance to make my very brief opening remarks as i must leave the building shortly. i thank him. mr. president, the senate's newest member is coming down from massachusetts today and we'll have a chance to welcome senator-elect brown to the capitol. obviously, we're delighted to have him. senator-elect brown has captured the attention of the entire country, but he has captured the attention of massachusetts voters
an officer leaves his post unguard unguarded. and where america stands in the battle against obesity and what's being done to save our children. >> just what i used to look like and then what i look like now kind of upsets me. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening. everyone. the white house laid it all out today, just how u.s. intelligence failed to detect and stop that christmas day terror plot. and president obama addressed the nation to outline the steps he's taking to fix the system. the president took responsibility for the failure saying "the buck stops with me." but he also ordered intelligence agent agencies to assign clear lines of responsibility for following leads and sharing information. and he ordered improvements in the system for putting people on the no-fly list. chip reid is at the white house tonight and, chip, this review is really a stinging indictment of the intelligence community. >> reporter: it certainly is, katie. the report says that intelligence agencies kne
. on the one hand, he's the president. directing america's formidable might to ease the plight of millions in haiti. on the other, he's the de facto head of the democratic party. a party that just suffered a major electoral loss. there's lots of analysis what went wrong for the democrats, whether the country is in ideological terms to the left or sxrit what else this means for obama's presidency. is he a lame duck? let's start with some historical perspective. obama's approval ratings one year into his tenure are roughly the same as ronald reagan, bill clinton, jimmy carter's. the two bushes had higher ratings. 41 because of the collapse of the soviet union. and 43, because of 9/11. and the rallying effect that had on the presidency. so obama's situation is not dramatically worse than many of his predecessors which means it can be corrected. but what should he do? i would put it very simply. obama needs to start acting like a president and particularly the president he campaigned to become. for the last six months, barack obama has seemed to be not a president but a prime minister. he's no
, directing america's formidable right to help the ease in haiti. he is the head of the democratic party, the party that just suffered a major electoral loss. a lot of analysis of what went wrong for the democrats of whether the country is in ideological terms to the left or to the right and what all this means for obama's presidency. is he a lame duck? let's start with some historical perspective. obama's presidential ratings one year into his tenure are roughly the same as ronald reagan and bill clinton and jimmy carter's. the two bushes had higher ratings 41 because of the collapse of the soviet union and number 43 because of the rallying effect on the presidency. it is not much worse than his predecessors so it can be corrected. what should he do? obama needs to start acting like a president and, particularly, the president he campaigned to become. for the last six months, barack obama has seemed to be not a president, but a prime minister. he has not outlined a broad vision for the country and put forward grand plans to solve the nation's problems. instead, his white house has been
and is far less so now, as there are so many people in the muslim world that are mad at america. very few muslims hate americans for being americans. in terms of airports, the watch word is not a silver bullet. if anything, this gentleman in detroit was a rank amateur. had he been a professional, it would not have the nabobs of job. for americans to somehow think that we have a great system to protect them, i think that is wrong. i think sometimes i wonder why we spend so much attention on the aircraft and system when we have 3000 or 4,000 miles of open sea borders. host: going back to your comment from a moment ago about the u.s. killing al qaeda one of the time, what should we do, does that mean a bigger military presence in places like yemen? guest: we are at the drawing board. we have not progressed since 9/11. we are fighting an enemy that basically does not exist. the american people, for the last four presidents, continued to tell americans that we are fighting an enemy that is motivated by hatred for freedom and our liberties. women in the workplace. liquor after the work day. the
writes america cannot and will not win. there is no rolling back of the world wide jihad movement. when this new front of jihad starts in yemen, it might become the single most important front of jihad in the world. his web site and blog will be monitored by the u.s. intelligence community. >> a month later, we have the warning from the suspect's own father. >> that's correct. in november, his father went to the u.s. embassy in nigeria after a phone call from his son in which the 23-year-old claimed it would be their last conversation. the father met with a c.i.a. officer and told him that his son was missing and had extremist views. this information was the basis of a state department cable also obtained by fox. it reads in part, information at post suggests subject may be involved with yemeni based extremists. he has traveled previously to u.k. and dubai uae. there were intercepts that spoke of a plot of the nigerian, but not more specific. >> didn't we create a whole new agency after the attacks on 9-11 specifically put together to connect these kinds of dots that clearly didn't get
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was captured when a viewer of "america's most wanted" recognized him and his car. >>> the u.s. embassy in yemen is closed today because of al qaeda threats against american interests. the embassy is not saying if there is any specific threat. and it's unclear when it will reopen. the head of u.s. centcom, saved petraeus, met with yemen's president yesterday. a senior u.s. government official says they discussed the latest intelligence on al qaeda in yemen. he also gave yemen's president several messages from president obama. yesterday mr. obama tied al qaeda to that attempted airline attack on christmas day. he said al qaeda's yemeni branch trained the suspected bomber and gave him explosives. >> this is not the first time this group has targeted us. in recent years they've bombed yemeni facilities and western hotels, restaurants and embassies including our embassy in 2008, killing one american. so as president, i've made it a priority to strengthen our partnership with the yemeni government, training and equipping their security forces, sharing intelligence and working with them to strike al q
to hint an attack is in the pipeline. the simple answer is america cannot and will not win. he writes the tables have turned and there's no rolling back of the worldwide jihad movement. when this new front starts in yemen, it might become the single most important front of jihad in the world he was the so-called spiritual adviser to the alleged shooter hassan and we know his website and blog were being monitored by u.s. intelligence late in 2008 and into 2009, shep. >> then there was the information from this suspect's father. >> well, correct. a month later in november abdulmutallab's father went to the u.s. embassy in nigeria after a phone call from his son in which he said abdulmutallab said it would be his last conversation. he did not mention he wawas getting on a plane in the near future. he met with a c.i.a. officers. it reads in part: now, sources familiar with the meeting in nigeria say at no time did the father suggest his son might become a suicide bomber, but as you can see, there was pieces of information floating around the intelligence community late last year. >> kathe
. >> a warm welcome, "bbc world news" broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. lessons from the meltdown, the world economic forum opens, calling for a rethink of capitalism. and healing the wounds, the children of haiti, air lifted to new york. >>> hello. could the afghans president's plans to offer talks and money to the taliban not undermine the freedoms won by the afghan people? tommy karzai has been defending himself against accusations ahead of thursday's london conference on afghanistan. britain's prime minister gordon brown answered questions from afghan and british students and defended his deployment of british troops. our world affairs correspondent was there. >> president karzai arrives in london knowing that he has repair work to do on his reputation and that of his government. last year's afghan elections were widely seen as flawed by widespread corruption. at the same time, more western troops than ever were killed or injured in the war against the taliban. was it worth the price, one student asked? >>. is it shoulders have been fighting in afghanistan at nine
$2 in coupons at non-challenge.com this is really good! >>> good morning, america on this first monday of the new year, january 4th, i'm robin roberts. >> and i'm george stephanopoulos. this morning, the president is coming home from vacation just a little early to confront mounting security concerns as the u.s. embassy closes its doors in yemen under threats. we're there live. >>> plus, arctic blasts. 40 degrees below in the midwest. sam will brave the cold for your forecast. >>> and the latest on the search for that missing mom. investigators discover a new e-mail from missing susan powell as her family with a new push. >>> and a new day and new year. we officially welcome george stephanopoulos and juju chang, the newest members of our team. . >>> happy new year! >> happy new year. there is an embarrassing picture in that. >> i wouldn't do that. >> yes, you would, but thank you for not doing it. >> everyone back to school and work. doll we say 2010 or 2010? >> we haven't decided. >> good morning, everyone. president obama is cutting his vacation a little short as the investiga
to add more people to america's no-fly list. >> these reforms will improve the ability to collect, integrate, and act on intelligence affectively. >> travelers should expect more delays and security screening as a result, specifically wider use of high-tech body scanners. >> we should accelerate this technology so we have greater capability to detect explosives likes the ones used -- like the ones used in the attempted attack. we are already scheduled to deploy 300 more. we made deploying more than that. >> these are nervous times. and later jets is courted one plane back to an airport in oregon because of a destructive passenger. officials said there was no known terrorists and link but it is a sign of how skittish this attack has made america. thousands of miles away yemeni officials revealed they nigerian man accused of that attempt may have met with a known u.s.-born radical cleric and members of al qaeda. but if the terrorist network is so widespread and diverse, kendeigh is a new measures really keep americans saved? -- can these measures keep america safe? >> there is no fo
. why is light versus dark still an issue? maybe the broader america doesn't understand lighter skinned black people were treated better because they were seen more proximate to the dominant white culture, given better privileges in slavery because they were produced by unions between white men and black women. there is a huge tension in the broader society. lighter skinned blacks are seen tore liked by whites. negro dialect, what does that mean? jesse jackson is one of the most eloquent men we know, so is al sharpton. they all ran for president of the united states of america. joe biden made the same comments. mr. obama needs to step up to the bully pulpit and not be loathe to deal with the issue of race and say this is a teachable moment. yes, we can can accept the apology of mr. reid. let's deal with light skinned versus dark skinned and teach america about some of these more vicious issues. otherwise they do look like hypocrites in my book. >> i heard so many people over the weekend say they were surprised by this but you cover the election, as did i. there were people who did not u
day, arrested thanks to a couple watching "america's most wanted." >> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am stan stovall. time for a check of the morning commute with traffic pulse 11 and sarah caldwell. >> it looks like vacation is over out there. accident location at johnnycake and woodlawn. it is icy in that area, and that does involve a pedestrian struck. another one involving a pedestrian at orleans and lochwood avenue. " will place forming around the area at southbound 95, and southbound 795. normal delays on the outer loop. adelphi road and joppa farm road, and as of 9:00 a.m. this morning, curtis creek drop bridge will shut down due to road work. that is expected to be in place until february 12. watch for delays this morning as we get closer to 9:00 a.m.. not too bad on the west side. you are going to get a little bit heavier ones who get to the baltimore national pike. looking hectic here. white marsh to the beltway northeast. sandra has a check on the forecast. >> cluster yet again today. -- plus three yet again t
in america and around the globe. coming up, and thereby a group of musicians. and baby making day in south korea, government workers sent home early to increase the birth rate. >>> one year after barack obama took office, the u.s. president and his party have managed to lose a seat in the senate. the republicans now have enough votes to block health care reform as just a start. at the white house insists the president will step -- the white house insists that the president will stick to his goals. >> the next united states senator! >> it is perhaps the political upset of the new century, a republican elected to the u.s. senate in massachusetts for the first time in 38 years. he and scott brown. >> i saw a handmade sign that i put there myself. >> exactly one year after president obama took office. there are 100 seats in the senate, 100 votes. the democrats now control 60 of those, giving them a majority so powerful that could pass legislation they want. but when scott brown arrives, the republicans take control of 41 seats. that is enough to block legislation. president obama's huge plan f
to survivors, but slowly. >> nobody is helping. they are trying to fend for themselves. >> america's efforts start to kick in. troops and helicopters arrive in port-au-prince. >> i want the people to know we will do what it takes to save lives and to help them get back on their feet. >> amid the wreckage and chaos, survivors are still being found. this boy was pulled from the rubble. welcome to "bbc world news." coming up later for you -- back at work and back on trial. the latest hearing in the corruption case against silvio berlusconi. getting his wings. prince william's picks up his award from the royal air force. hello to you. the scale of what has been promised to help the people of haiti is impressive. from 30 countries, hundreds of millions of dollars. from the u.s., of around 10,000 troops. 72 hours after the earthquake, what has reached people is desperately limited compared to the need. a few people are being pulled alive from the rubble. others are without sleep, light, communications, and are reduced to begging and fighting for food and water. >> good evening from port-au- prince
-dropping fios tv, america's highest rated internet, and unlimited nationwide calling for just $99.99 a month. plus a special double bonus: $150 back plus a free multi-room dvr for 3 months. don't wait. offer ends january 16th. call 1.866.699.fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800.974.6006 tty/v. this is fios. this is big. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, latebreaking. this is wbal-tv 11 news at noon in hd. >> good afternoon. i am sarah caldwell. the big story this afternoon, the frigid weather. we are still seeing some- freezing temperatures. let's go to sandra shaw at the ins to wonder some other -- the insta-weather center. >> a hike is still going to be only 38 degrees prepare for the next two days, we are going to be below freezing for the actual temperature. the winds have died down a little bit, but they are still very crusty. -- gusty. 16 in westminster, 15 in parkton. generally about 20 over on the eastern shore. for the rest of the afternoon, we wil
's doing. and a get them to commit to a bipartisan plan to work together to make america more secure and to lower our voices, end the rhetoric and fight the enemy. not fight one another. >> jamie: is that a risky proposition for both sides? because as we look toward mid-term, terrorism is sure i would imagine to become an issue of greater importance, as we look at war policy, and we look at funding. and we see where unemployment numbers are. so, in the past, really, the g.o.p. had take an position on terroriterrorism, and where the democrats stand when many of the liberal left are against war? and the focus for them might be more on let's say the environment. >> well, i think the leadership starts with the president. and the president made it clear that there have been security breaches here. there have been mistakes. but more important is that he needs to govern in a bipartisan fashion. he sets the tone. and i think the time for politics is during the campaign, jamie. it hasn't started yet. he has to make it clear that we have been overarch -- we have an overarching commitment to ou
on the "cbs evening news," where america stands on a growing national epidemic-- the problem of obesity reaching the breaking point. >> couric: resolutions to lose some extra pounds are common this time of year and they couldn't come soon enough. as we begin this new decade, the country facing a dangerous weight problem. consider this: in the late 1970s, 15% of american adults were obese. by the early '90s, that number had jumped to 23% and most recently 35%. so how do we reduce our waistlines and return to a healthier state? seth doane traveled the nation to weigh what's being done about this growing crisis as cbs reports "where america stands." >> okay, three piece crispy and a diet pepsi. >> reporter: the evidence of an epidemic is everywhere. two-thirds-- 190 million americans-- are overweight or obese. if you had to grade the united states when it comes to obesity ... >> i'd give us an "f." >> reporter: a national report card no one is proud of. obesity-related diseases are a nearly $150 billion medical burden every year. >> we're going to end up as a nation of cardiac cripples. >>
cbs reports: "where america stands." >> reporter: for more than a decade, americans have been living in what's been called the age of terror. from africa in 1998 to new york and washington in 2001 to the skies over detroit in 2009. >> al qaeda and its extremist allies will stop at nothing in their efforts to kill americans. >> reporter: the report card is grim. between 1998 and 2001 al qaeda terrorists struck u.s. and western targets just four times. three countries were hit, 248 people were killed. then came 9/11 and those figures skyrocketed. 144 attacks in eight years by al qaeda or its affiliates. 24 countries hit. all told, including the world trade center, more than 4,300 people killed. al qaeda's main area of operations has expanded beyond afghanistan. it now has substantial bases in yemen, iraq, algeria, somalia, and kenya. home ground terrorism is also on the rise from boston to dallas to new york city. 44 plots have been uncovered in the u.s. since 9/11, 12 of those last year alone. the problem for the u.s. is personifyed in radical recruiters like shake omar bakri muhammed
but apparently happening more and more here in america according to clergy, especially in southern california. these underground first communions and baptisms are happening in parks, hotel banquet halls and backyards. authorities say the priests are coming in from mexico and trying to raise money for their own parishes. >> sacraments are not to be sold. they're not to be bought by people. they're to be understood as gifts of god. and clergy who charge people for niece things distort the very meaning what it is for god to be a gift giving creature. >> reporter: father figueroa of the diocese is one of the accused. some clergy here in los angeles even sending memos to their own parishioners warning what he may be up to and trying to do here in america but father figueroa is widely popular in his own country of mexico. his own parish rolls right around 8,000 people. figueroa says he's only trying to minister to the community in the best way he knows how and doesn't believe he's done anything wrong. still no word if he will face official sanctions from the roman catholic church or his bishop. in
on thanksgiving day. a tip to "america's most wanted" helped crack the case. >>> and shark tale. the story is not just scaring swimmers. it's sparking a movement to save the beasts in the deep. dan harris jumps in the tank. ♪ please don't let me be misunderstood ♪ >>> good morning, america. kate snow here. welcoming dan harris here once again. bill is on assignment. >> you made me jump in a shark tank. >> the newbies have to jump in the tank. >> it's sunday, january 3, 2010. >> this morning, we're taking a hard look at the country of yemen. yemen is promising to crack down on al qaeda and the u.s. is promising to send more aid to help them in their efforts. >> we'll talk about why a lot of people see this country as a true hornets' nest. >>> meanwhile, here at home, people are very tense about the economy. pick up the paper, it's hard to figure out whether to expect things to get better or worse in the new year. will there be more jobs? will the housing market get better? some clear answers to the best of our ability coming up. >>> high-tech, cool gadgets on the way. we have got a firs
disadvantageous dark skinned americans. white america americns are lessg to vote for dark skinned americans. >> despite the quote/unquote negro dialect, is there truth to what he said? >> it's stupid. first of all, if you're running for re-election and you have part of your electorate that is black, don't call them negroes. i don't think there's a double standard there. that is stupid. i don't think there's a double standard. i think it's a throwback. i think he misspoke and he's paying the price for it? >> in terms of what peter mentioned in terms of a light-termed bias, does that exist? >> look back in slavery and see that clearly. there have been many, many studies that show there have been, when you look at elected officials, peter has done a lot of research and stuff he writes for the daily beast are about this. elected officials are more likely to be elected who have lighter skin. these are not conversations people don't have. black people talk about this. white people talk about it. don't talk about it together. they talk about it. so i think what harry reid has done is sort of raise
"where america stands." and lights, camera, "avatar." does this new way of making movies mean a sequel is simply a click away? captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. we're beginning with breaking news. toyota has just done something no car maker in this country has ever done before: it has just told its dealers to stop selling eight of its models, at least temporarily. the same models it recalled last week to fix a potentially dangerous defect. their gas pedals could get stuck. nancy cordes is in washington tonight. nancy, toyota is also stopping production of these vehicles next week. this is really unprecedented. >> reporter: it is completely unprecedented, katie, and one industry analyst described it to us tonight like the recall of tylenol by johnson & johnson back in 1982. it's affecting four major production plants, as you mentioned, and 2.3 million vehicles at a time when the industry can scarcely afford it. the suspension of sales includes some of toyota's mos
at a motel in the florida keys and cops give the credit to a tip that was called into "america's most wanted" and notch up another one for the fox tv program. hello, i'm eric sean and welcome to america's news headquarters on this sunday morning. >> jamie: good morning, happy new year, eric and happy new year to all of you. for over a month he was the target of a nationwide manhunt which included a $100,000 reward, he shot and killed his twin sisters, elderly aunt and this little girl, his six-year-old little cousin and cops say the shooting was carefully planned out and the latest from phil keating in our miami bureau and it happened overnight, and phil, tell us the latest. >> reporter: "america's most wanted" had just wrapped up the show and profiled the case of paul mehridge and the alleged murder of his two sisters and aunt and young cousin, on thanksgiving night, remember, it was a horrible crime that happened over that holiday, and according to investigators, as well as family members, who were inside the home in jupiter, florida, he was there in attendance, he was invited along with a
's america segment, next. 40% of the country for the year 2009 identified themselves as conservative, 21% say they are liberal. by 2-1 this is still a center right country think it is going to be viewed as over reaching, contempt, arrogance, that they misread the election results. this could be one of the biggest midterm elections ever. >> it will be. >> they are not even listening to the american people as in go after these various agendas. >> i think it is going to be a banner election, wait and see. >> sean: i have a cold. >> i lost my voice. >> sean: but we are all here! we love you. >> and we're transparent. >> sean: exactly. and thank you zicam helping me a lot. the budget director taking a page from tiger woods' playbook, next. >> 9th circuit court of appeals latest ruling that could give felons a chance to vote, next.  >> sean: tonight in hannity's america things may have looked up for liberals at the start of 2009. turns out this past year marked the resurgence of conservatism in america. look at this new gallup poll puts conservatives as the number one ideologic
political parties facilitate that folly. in the america that i grew up in we didn't have too big to fail, we had the creative destruction of capitalism. we didn't keep weak companies, artificially alive. we let them go so that more dynamic companies with smarter business models and better goods and services could take their place, giving all of us a higher standard of living. we let the market and the consumer decide. we didn't force people to buy he understan understan understands-- edsels, if we had to we could live without chrysler and general motors, in the era i lived in, you got a mortgage because were you qualified not because you had a pulse. i wonder how america looks to our young people out of college or graduate school and many are forced to take jobs that don't require a college degree let alone a law degree or mba and many of them are up to their eyeballs with private debt while the government saddles them with public debt that will burd den them. we sacrificed for the next generation not stolen from them. instead of generational theft we need generational thrift. some young peo
" with diane sawyer and on "good morning america." >>> england is increasing airport security after that christmas bombing attempt. full body scanners will be installed at heathrow airport, the busiest in europe. the netherlands and nigeria both key stops for the bombing suspect, have said they will use the scanners on passengers heading to america. and tonight, the u.s. government is acting, as well, issuing new security rules for all airlines that fly into this country. here's lisa stark. >> reporter: dan, the new rules, according to the transportation security administration will stay in place for the foreseeable future and will be fe by most passengers coming into the u.s. from abroad. >> reporter: immediately after the christmas day bomb attempt, the government ordered patdowns and extra luggage checks for all travelers on international flights to the u.s. the new measures try to narrow that down to those who may pose the biggest passengers from passports from or traveled through countries that sponsor terrorism or suspect nations will be subject to extra screening. many other
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revelation of the identities of murder erred asians. where america stands on food safety. how do we stack up against other countries and how do we prevent the most vulnerable americans from becoming dangerously ill? >> it got worse and worse, and it felt like killer pain. >> glor: and dashboard distractions, will the next generation of in car gadgets lure drivers into taking their eyes off the road? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor. >> glor: good evening, the new year has been a cold year for most americans and this weekend is no exception. a deep-freeze is forecast to engulf virtually all of the continental united states overnight. the south is particularly ill prepared for such bone chilling weather. mark strassmann is in atlanta tonight. mark, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, jeff. it was 12 degrees outside here first thing this morning, but with the windchill it felt like one degree above zero, very unsouthern but remember every state but hawaii has been experiencing freezing temperatures, it is just that some people feel it more than othe
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